Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bitter sweet

Weather - this is the transition day - after today - expect 9 days of sun and temps in the low to mid 60s - BORING


So the next time you decide to propose to your girlfriend . . . perhaps don't do it at Fenway Park. . Seems a guy made a very very public proposal the other day for all to see.

She said no on the Jumbotron

And while you are contemplating what went wrong and what your life will be like you are doing it with 35,000 people all chanting in unison SHE SAID NO SHE SAID NO SHE SAID NO.



Yesterday was bitter sweet as I turned in my badge to 1 West Wilson and can no longer enter the building.  Well, I only used the badge like once in 10 years because there is not really any security anyway but I guess they feel the need for badges because everyone else has them.

So I had to go in and pick up my coffee cup and bowl.  That would be called a bowl movement.  I said good-bye to the only person I knew there and the one other Caucasian computer programmer that works for the State . . . . .  NOT THAT THAT IS A BAD thing.  I did really love all the Indian dish's and holidays that are now celebrated when you work for the State of Wisconsin.  BUT - I am now just another elderly driver waiting for an accident so they can say "an elderly driver lost control" like we are just driving randomly around hoping to get to a destination.

WHEN DID I BECOME  . . . SIR!!!  Whenever some one calls me "sir" there is a F U in my head.

Anyway - it was a good run.  I graduated from MATC in 1987 and had only one job in my life AND really only one system.  Never had a retirement party when I "retired".they just said good-bye, so long, here is a plaque,  Sort of sad.  You always dream of that big send off, an exit interview and all that.

If you work for the State government you get low pay, no Christmas parties and never ever a year end bonus PLUS, our Governor makes sure all the citizens hate you.


The final (and I mean final) push to dump that now popular Obamacare repealed is about to come to a head.  Paul Ryan can't afford more then 22 GOPers to not vote for it. At the moment 20 have said "nyet".

Trumps first budget was passed and almost ALL of his campaign promises/lies went into the golden Trump toilet.

Not only will there be no boarder wall but there are REAL strict restrictions and only 1/2 the money asked is going towards boarder protection. OH - there are no cuts in funding to sanctuary cities.

Non-defense domestic spending will go up, despite the Trump team’s insistence he wouldn’t let that happen.

Barack Obama’s cancer moonshot will be generously funded. The administration asked to slash spending at the National Institutes of Health by $1.2 billion for the rest of this fiscal year. Instead, the NIH will get a $2 billion boost.

Trump fought to cut the Environmental Protection Agency by a third. The final deal trims its budget by just 1 percent, with no staff cuts.   This is just the money part of things - not what the EPA will actually DO now.

Planned Parenthood is still funded.

The war monger (every time he bombs his ratings go up)  got less than half as much for the military as he said was necessary.

To keep negotiations moving, the White House already agreed last week to continue paying Obamacare subsidies. This money, which goes to insurance companies, reduces out-of-pocket expenses for low-income people who get coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Yea - the guy is an expert negotiator all right.

Don't start me on Andrew Jackson.  Being a Civil War enthusiasts . . . . I can't think of when Andrew was EVER mentioned.  He just killed American Indians.  Did you know he ordered plague blankets be given to the Indian woman when on the Trail of Tears.  


The average Venezuelan lost 19 pounds last year, something Americans would love. But not in that way (food shortages, civic unrest and a catastrophic economic collapse) but it's only day 103 for Trump so there is still time.

If you want to see what it is like in that country check out "States of Undress" where Hailey Gates "explores global fashion and issues the industry often ignores, showing us what the world wears, and why".  It's truly an eye opener as she explores the country

Here is a 1 minute video of her in Venezuela.  I see many people don't see the videos I post so I try to put a link.

A City With No Tampons: SATE OF UNDRESS


Speaking of TV

There is a show called "The Mick" that is  . . . . interesting.  It's actually a very funny dark comedy unlike any show on network television.  Here is the thing - I guarantee you that at some point in that show you will feel REAL guilty and cringe about laughing at something.  No really - VERY politically incorrect.  You know like an 8 year old popping birth control pills or swallowing bags of coke.

I said once that this show is written by GOPers just to shove it in liberals faces (but in a funny way). . . I stand by that. BUT - it's funny and you will feel so odd when that part of the comedy happens and you are saying "should this be on TV?"


OH - WHY HIM - we thought the movie was pretty darn good!!


Avocados from Mexico are at their highest price in 19 years. America gets 82% of therr avocados from Mexico.


Thames - That Brewer making all the headlines? (Drug tested 3 times in the last 2 weeks by MLB) is leading the league not NOT swinging at bad pitches.

His 19% swing rate at non-strikes leads major leagues.  Before he went to South Korea he had a non-strike swing rate if 35%.  After goign to S Korea for 2 years he learned to control himself. So far it worked.

Speaking of The Cubs.  Matt Schwarber is literally one of the slowest outfielders in the Majors. Where do that play him in the field???

And Villar the Brewer 2B?  WOW - he is NOT doing well at 2B. He is like an error machine statistically.